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Javier Hernandez Balcazar | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 137

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Mexico qualified for the Gold Cup Final after a series of controversial calls by referee Mark Geiger.
Mexico defeated Panama 2-1 in the semi-finals but this one will be questioned by many. Mark Geiger gave Luis Tejada a red card in the first half that was certainly not deserved and that wasn't even the worst call of the match. Panama went on to go up 1-0 and then in the 89th minute, Geiger gave Mexico a very controversial penalty that let them equalize. He gave them another penalty in over-time to seal the deal, and ended up being rushed by Panama's player after the last whistle. There will be players suspended after a number of players from both teams participated in some shoving and punching throughout the game. Jul 23 - 12:12 AM

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A tumultuous summer got even worse for Javier Hernandez as he added an injury to his uncertain club status heading into the 2015-16 season.

Javier Hernandez has had a difficult time finding a happy club home to say the least. He has been a fringe player to varying degrees of effect at Manchester United and Real Madrid since coming to Europe. What he hasn't been able to do is find a place where he can start regularly. The search for such a home will likely be delayed again as he has reportedly broken his collarbone in a friendly with Honduras in the lead up to this month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Jul 2 - 10:31 AM

The Sun are reporting that Manchester United are close to the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic.

The signing would be an interesting one for United who definitely need a forward but it wouldn't be the same sort of high end deal that Falcao and Angel di Maria were last season. Mandzukic is 29-years-old and presumably more likely to decline than improve in the near future. His record is a solid one at very good clubs but those very good clubs seem to be very willing to sell him. If the Red Devils do sign him then presumably it would make Javier Hernandez less interested in sticking around at Old Trafford.
Source: The Sun
Jun 10 - 4:06 PM

Robin van Persie's rumored move away from Old Trafford could leave the door open for Javier Hernandez to return to a substantial role.

The player has been quoted in the Telegraph as saying that he wants to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford. With Falcao already gone and Robin van Persie potentially following him out the exit door, that fight might be easier than he expected. You have to take this with a grain of salt as all players seem to feel obliged to say that they want to stay at their current club in the event that they don't end up leaving. The fact that United currently have fewer options at forward for more matches now that they are back in the Champions League could see the forward retained. Stay tuned as the transfer window evolves for the Red Devils.
Jun 9 - 10:15 AM

Javier Hernandez has seen Real Madrid choose not to exercise the option they held to sign him permanently after his year on loan from Manchester United.

Chicharito returns to Old Trafford facing the same quandary that he faced last summer. The biggest clubs in the world - Manchester United, Real Madrid, etc. - don't seem to rate him enough for him to play regularly. So, where next? Will he accept a step down to a mid-table club in England or elsewhere in an attempt to show what he can do when he gets to play every week? Will such a club be able to afford the fee United will want and/or the wages the player will demand? There are lots of ways that this could play out over the summer and there is no obvious conclusion that has yet presented itself.
Source: espnfc.com
May 26 - 11:08 AM

Javier Hernandez has traded the bench at Manchester United for a similar spot at Real Madrid behind their attacking stars.

A one-year loan with an option for Real to buy has been completed as Manchester United make room for Falcao. The move is an odd one for the Mexican international who, you'd think, would want to get more playing time in the prime of his career. Instead he'll sit behind Karim Benzema as one of two pure forwards but will also have to contend with Bale, Rodriguez and Ronaldo who all effectively play in forward roles.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:21:00 AM

After news that he isn't in LVG's plans word has emerged that Southampton are interested in bringing Javier Hernandez to St. Mary's.

The Saints have been rocked by well-publicized departures this summer. Most of the replacements that have come in are coming from other leagues which represents a risk for the club. With Jay Rodriguez still hurt and making noises about a move to Spurs too bringing in a known PL quantity would make sense. For Hernandez it would represent a chance at the playing time that has been so hard to come by at Old Trafford in recent seasons.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Mexico took a 0-1 lead into the 87th minute but were stunned by the Netherlands who scored twice to break the hearts of El Tri in a 2-1 loss.

And the drama continues. Mexico were the better side in the first half and the Dutch were lucky to get to halftime with the match still 0-0. Giovani dos Santos finally delivered a much deserved goal early in the second half and the Mexican fans and players were euphoric. The Dutch would begin taking the game over however and despite another world class performance from keeper Guillermo Ochoa, it looked inevitable that the Oranje would finally break through...and they did, twice. Mexico have been eliminated in the Round of 16 in every World Cup dating back to 1986 when they hosted the event.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Mexico XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Salcido, Marquez, Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar

Javier Hernandez once again will be called upon to serve in his "super sub" role as he will begin the match on the bench. One change as defender Carlos Salcido replaces midfielder Jose Vazquez. Former Totteham product Giovani dos Santos unsurprisingly remains a starter. The storyline in this one has to be how the Dutch have been the highest scoring country during group stage facing Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa who has been phenomenal by leading a defense that coughed up just one goal in their group.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Javier Hernandez came off the bench and really opened up the game for Mexico in their 3-1 win over Croatia.

Mexico needed to win or tie this game and they walked away with a very impressive win that saw Croatia's team collapse in the last 20 minutes of the match. Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado, and Javier Hernandez were the goal scorers for Mexico while Ivan Perisic scored for Croatia. Mexico finish second in their group and are set to face the Netherlands in the round of 16.
Source: FIFA
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Mexico Starting XI: Ochoa; Aguilar, Rodríguez, Marquez, Moreno, Layún; Vazquez, Herrera, Guardado; Dos Santos, Peralta.

Javier Hernandez is once again on the bench as Mexico takes on Croatia in a game that will decide which team will advance to the round of 16. Mexico need a tie or a win to make it through.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Mexico XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Marquez, Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar, Vazquez

Chicharito once again is snubbed for a spot in the XI as Mexico will be underdogs against host country Brazil. A outright winner here can sit back and wait for the knockout stage.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Javier Hernandez came on as a substitute in Mexico's 1-0 win over Cameroon in the second game of the World Cup.

Mexico was robbed by the referees early in the game by having two goals wrongly disallowed for offsides. The decisions sparked much criticism as referees have now made questionable decisions in both World Cup matches so far. Giovanni dos Santos was spectacular for Mexico and created danger from start to finish. He was the best player on the pitch and will have to continue playing like this if Mexico want to advance. Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o failed to impress fans, missing his only chance in the first half of the match. The three points here were crucial for Mexico as they have to face Brazil and Croatia next.
Source: FIFA
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Southampton reportedly want Javier Hernandez as part of the deal that will send Luke Shaw to Manchester United.

It seems more and more likely that Luke Shaw is headed to Manchester and the Saints want to maximize their returns. Hernandez has been under utilized at Old Trafford and a move to Southampton could resurrect his club career. New United manager Louis van Gaal is a big fan of Robin van Persie and the club just signed Wayne Rooney to a record contract, both signs that point towards Hernandez' departure. At the same time, the Saints just sold their only striker in Rickie Lambert and need to find a replacement this summer. We can easily see a Hernandez plus cash package for Luke Shaw happening this summer.
Source: Squawka
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Javier Hernandez used to be the king of the late goal but he missed his lines and the target in the 80th minute as United fell to the surging Black Cats.

Apparently a big win against Norwich isn't a harbinger of everything being better again for Manchester United. Ryan Giggs' second test as manager didn't go quite as well as the first despite a second consecutive relegation-threatened opponent. Missing Wayne Rooney through a minor groin injury United struggled to generate an attack and when a late chance came for Chicharito, he skied it well over the bar.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:54:00 AM